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Mecum Kissimmee 2016's Day 8 Sees Million-Dollar Muscle Cars Get Sold

Nearly 400 collector cars were offered on day 8 of the Mecum Kissimmee 2016 auction in the arena at Osceola Heritage Park, with the top 10 dominated by American classics.
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People with a lot of money in their pockets were not disappointed on Friday at the world’s largest collector car auction that opened its gates on January 15. The top 10 sales of the day were overshadowed by Hemi power with a 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible priced at a staggering $2,675,000.

The second spot was also claimed by a Hemi Cuda Convertible, but this time from 1971. One of the most iconic American cars of all time fetched $2,300,000. Closing the podium was a 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T Convertible, sold for $1,650,000.

A 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda sold for $950,000 and got 4th place in the Top 10, while a 1970 Ford Torino King Cobra interrupted the Hemi dominance on sixth, selling for $525,000.

The “cheapest” of them all and closing the Top 10 was a 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro, priced at $330,000.

Seeing this incredible lineup of cars, we can say for sure that Dana Mecum was not exaggerating when he described the “Monumental Muscle” that crossed the Mecum auction block on Friday as unprecedented.

Among all the pieces of the American automotive history, fine examples of Ferrari history were also sold. The most expensive of them all was a pristine 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta that was expected to fetch somewhere between $2,800,000 and $3,500,000.

While the last car auction held in Austin in mid-December 2015 achieved $10,876,142 in total sales, as a near 70 percent sell-through was registered with 454 vehicles sold in just two days, Kissimmee is expected to bring even more money to the auction house’s bank accounts.

The Mecum Auction Company hosts auctions throughout the United States. The company has 29 years of experience and is now offering more than 20,000 lots per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wisconsin.

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